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Martin Pal Apr 3, 2014 5:35 PM

HossC, thanks for the ARCH DRIVE post.
It was fascinating. (To ME anyway!)

Quote:

Originally Posted by CityBoyDoug (Post 6524894)
Apparently, they were very proud of the fact that Fats Waller came to play there.

I like your understatement!

ethereal_reality Apr 3, 2014 8:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lorendoc (Post 6524253)
Agree there are 4 numbers on the street address. They were "2821" and this was (and unbelievably still is) S. Western Avenue:
http://i.imgur.com/cWhBXBp.jpg
GoogleSV

Good find Lorendoc.
It's sad what some of these vintage structures deal with in the span of their lifetimes.
Can you imagine a couple that tied the knot here years ago, coming back and finding a bait shop.

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Andys, thanks for locating the Los Angeles Aqueduct intake gates I posted a couple days ago.
I tried to find them (10 miles north of Independence CA) on Google Earth without success.

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Wig-Wag Apr 3, 2014 10:18 PM

Joan Crawford in a Ford Roadster vs Lincoln Model K
 
[QUOTE=Chuckaluck;6522116]Flip side of the coin?

JC in '38 Lincoln Model K
http://www.arts-stew.com/wp-content/...ln-Model-K.jpghttp://www.arts-stew.com/wp-content/...ln-Model-K.jpg

Chuckaluck; Someone got a bit confused on this photo of JC. This car is a 1934 Ford. See:

http://valenticlassics.com/valenti/v...?VehicleID=217

The 1938 Linoln Model K was a vastly different car. See:

http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z...n-Model-K.aspx

Cheers,
Jack

Lorendoc Apr 3, 2014 11:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6524448)
:previous:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-d...2520AM.bmp.jpgLA Sentinel Apr 20, 1950

Great sleuthing, Lorendoc. I thought maybe with the full address I might find more on the Wedding Manor in the picture, but only this ad turned up...

Interesting find. This 1950 ad from the African-American owned Los Angeles Sentinel reflects the Supreme Court's 1948 decision in Shelley v. Kraemer invalidating race-based restrictive covenants on property deeds.

The verdict allowed integration in previously all-white neighborhoods in Los Angeles and elsewhere. The addresses on offer by the Crown Realty Co. were roughly bounded by Western and Vermont, and Jefferson and MLK (Santa Barbara). These neighborhoods SW of downtown were some of the first to be desegregated as a result of this decision.

The proprietor of the Wedding Manor on Western, the Rev. Julius Du Bose, was born in Memphis, Tennessee. Perhaps he felt uncomfortable with his new neighbors and decamped for whiter pastures, as it were.

ethereal_reality Apr 3, 2014 11:25 PM

:previous: -very interesting Lorendoc.
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Here are three amateur snapshots I recently came across on ebay.

I especially like this one.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/580/f9y7.jpg





http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/203/434o.jpg





http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/843/yk56.jpg

ethereal_reality Apr 3, 2014 11:46 PM

I didn't know Jean Harlow's first husband was so handsome.


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/829/5x7c.jpg
sorry about the watermarks
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/19/x6rr.jpg
ebay

Alas she ended up married to Paul "You understand that last night was only a comedy" Bern.

Paul Bern's mysterious suicide here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Bern
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ethereal_reality Apr 3, 2014 11:56 PM

sparkly, and noirish.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/69/4s7n.jpg
ebay

ethereal_reality Apr 4, 2014 12:24 AM

Not much information other than Los Angeles and 1960.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/28/s0n5.jpg
ebay





I zeroed in on the very cool Laura's sign with the giant musical note.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/203/6lxb.jpg
detail




Here's a further view down the street.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/811/cq9c.jpg
detail

Is this a segment of Sunset Boulevard in East Hollywood?

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unihikid Apr 4, 2014 1:09 AM

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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 6525471)
Not much information other than Los Angeles and 1960.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/28/s0n5.jpg
ebay





I zeroed in on the very cool Laura's sign with the giant musical note.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/203/6lxb.jpg
detail




Here's a further view down the street.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/811/cq9c.jpg
detail

Is this a segment of Sunset Boulevard in East Hollywood?

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ok so i spy a 67 buick electra...and a 68 ford galaxie with a vinyl top. I really want to say this is sunset junction looking west down santa monica...but this is for sure not 1960.

sopas ej Apr 4, 2014 2:15 AM

^^^^^
I think it's Hyperion Avenue between Udell Court and DeLongpre in Silverlake. Hehe I would know because of my years of going to Circus of Books as a youth. Plus, this would be on the way to Woody's Hyperion/MJ's from Sunset Blvd. Unfortunately, MJ's closed recently, so I've heard. I was just there the Sunday of Presidents' Day weekend too, at one of the foam parties. Wild!

GaylordWilshire Apr 4, 2014 11:36 AM

:previous:


Had to drive over there, of course.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-l...lauras-001.jpgGSV


At left, the streetlight--a replacement--has been moved down toward the fire hydrant, with a phone pole in the old spot. The same five phone poles are along Hyperion at right (always that question: how long do these poles last? I think we answered it here once--was it 40-50 years?). Laura's, behind the bushes above, is still there at 1903, or rather her building is--"Stargate"-- (The green crosses... I'm guessing this a pot shop?). Note the rusty pole to the left below, ER--the vintage shot makes it look a lot father from the building than it is--I assume it's in the same spot. I wonder where the musical note is today? Shredded, I guess.


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-3...2520AM.bmp.jpgGSV
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-l...2520AM.bmp.jpgGSV

ethereal_reality Apr 4, 2014 1:39 PM

:previous: Good eye on noticing the rusty pole where the giant musical note used to hang. I probably would
have missed that clue.

but what about this portion of the bar? It looks so much taller.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/812/iw5b.jpg

Is this part of Laura's, or is the Beer Laura's sign on a different building?
(ok, after looking at GW's photo again, maybe the taller building is there...but it doesn't look nearly as tall as in the photo
from the late 1960s or early 70s (thanks for the date correction unihikid).

ethereal_reality Apr 4, 2014 2:23 PM

bringing water to the masses II


http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/23/grtq.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/541/25mx.jpg
ebay

ethereal_reality Apr 4, 2014 3:21 PM

oops.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/89/uvln.jpg
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/19/zj6r.jpg
ebay

I tried to locate John Cooper's address in one of the L.A. city directories but I didn't have much luck.
(I wanted to see if the home was repaired and still standing)

GaylordWilshire Apr 4, 2014 4:26 PM

:previous:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-3...2520PM.bmp.jpgGSV
208 East 31st St.

http://i.imgur.com/NxDVtIk.jpg?1?2764

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-H...2520PM.bmp.jpghttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-u...649%2520PM.jpghttps://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-X...523%2520PM.jpg



LAT Jan 17, 1936

ethereal_reality Apr 4, 2014 4:54 PM

:previous: Well, you made that look easy GW. ;)

ethereal_reality Apr 4, 2014 5:29 PM

I found this last month on ebay.

1950s
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/809/yfc5.jpg



the same view today
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/853/y6gt.jpg
GSV



The vintage photo didn't line up until I realized there are two Saks Fifth Avenue stores on Wilshire.
(three, if you want to count the one story annex that displaced the shops in the 1950s photograph).



Here's the one east of Bedford Drive,

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/841/ixsz.jpg
GSV


and here's the one west of Bedford Drive.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/35/4iik.jpg
GSV






I took this photograph back in the early 1980s.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/703/vovl.jpg
photo by me



and here's the view today (my, how those palms have grown!)

SW corner of Wilshire and Peck Dr.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...90/31/rpvb.jpg
GSW


One last look at the lost shops.
http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/102...0/849/wkkh.jpg

Martin Pal Apr 4, 2014 5:30 PM

The two car photos--one of them is reversed?
The steps are on different sides in the photos.

Martin Pal Apr 4, 2014 5:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6525901)
Had to drive over there, of course.

All the way from NY?

Quote:

Originally Posted by GaylordWilshire (Post 6525901)
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 2,245

;)

CityBoyDoug Apr 4, 2014 6:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin Pal (Post 6526360)
The two car photos--one of them is reversed?
The steps are on different sides in the photos.

Good find GW.....!!!

I believe the newspaper photo is reversed. Many cars of that era had only one rear red light on the left side as we see in the large photo posted by ER. Link below.


http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ostcount=20716


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